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Old 03-30-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Tank Hood/Stand Ideas

So I have been searching the forum for hours and constantly staring at my own tank, and have decided I need a show stand and hood for it. However I am stuck for inspiration so thats where you come in...

I am looking for pics of your own stands, or random pictures from the web, advice, ideas, things you would like to see or would have done differently on your own stands and or hoods.

Once I have my idea sketched out I would gladly post my pics along the way.

Just so you know I have a 48" x 12.5" x 21" high tank with two over hanging filters, I could switch to a canister filter if need be but didn't want to go to that expense if I didn't have too. Plus I dont really know the difference other than one hangs on the back while the other is under the tank.

What really got me going about doing this was seeing some of the blue LED tanks at night, I thought a tall hood would be perfect to have a couple LED hidden up there aimed down, spot lighting certain parts of the tank, with everything on timers so the night lights shut off when the day lights kick in...

I included a few pictures of tanks I have found so far for inspiration
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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How much space have you got? Is it against a wall or freestanding. If you add the high lid you can incorporate some awesome lighting. I like the more clean stands like those on the RedSea tanks - they are very slick and seamless. Maybe you can use one of them for a stand?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:54 AM   #4
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That is still undecided really...as of right now though I am going to assume its going to be against the wall,

and yes I would like to do some cool lighting for sure, although I dont know what yet either, still kinda a noob, I like the idea of the blue LED's for the night though.

Some inspirational pictures would be great though, either of your tanks or others from web sites w/e!
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inspiration...

If you are thinking of something with wood, then maybe this will inspire:
Aqueon Products Modern Series Stands & Canopies

Have a look around - but I think these are complete kits and you can't just buy the furniture. Still, you can use it as an idea. Could look really cool.
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Heres some pictures of the DIY stand and canopy im building HTH
This I built in 1 day although i do alot of DIY projects i still have to paint and put the doors on.
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COOL - I like it. Did it really just take a day? Impressive. This will probably take me a month

How big is it and how much did it cost?

How much do you think someone will charge to make something similar?
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It costed me around $200 or so and about 11 hours to complete. Its for a 125gallon tank 6' long! Where do you live at?
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thats not bad at all, for something that looks better than most store bought stands that r more expensive
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